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Fighting the Whales


Published May 2, 2007


LibriVox recording of Fighting The Whales, by Robert Michael Ballantyne. Read by Lee Elliott.

A fatherless boy joins the crew of a whaling ship in order to earn a living for himself and his mother. Beyond being a fascinating depiction of a now-alien time, occupation, and culture, it's also a rousing adventure story. One is left with the impression that hunting and catching a whale in a sailing ship was akin to you or me being stalked, ambushed, and killed by a shoebox full of mice. (Summary by Lee.)

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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 2:09:06

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